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About wkohler

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  • Interests BMWs and little else, apparently.

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  1. wkohler

    vented disc specs

    256x22 is what the parts catalog says.
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    Turbo seats

    Anyone in the US looking for the standard vinyl should check with Global Upholstery in Santa Ana, CA. They stock the German vinyls and they have the correct grain for a fraction of the cost of the dealer and less than World Upholstery or GAHH. I purchased several meters of Marineblau for my E12 M535i and it was a perfect match to the original door cards and seats. I have had samples of the black and it’s the same as the Turbo on the non-perforated surfaces.
  3. wkohler

    Moderator- Is there one?

    Is this the guy in Alabama?
  4. wkohler

    Gearbox Numbers

    I’m sure it is more rare than the 5-speed given the 5-speed was available in cars other than the turbo. I’ve read there are a couple different versions of the CR box available in the Turbo (according to the m registry) but I’d have to see both versions to know for sure.
  5. wkohler

    Gearbox Numbers

    I guess those numbers would make sense combined with the cars they are in because not every car was a 4-speed. Interesting.
  6. wkohler

    Turbo steel wheel correct colors?

    Mine came with a set of the CN36s. Obviously they're no good anymore. 235/60/13!
  7. I guess I need to make a decision about whether or not I can afford to get this car running.
  8. wkohler

    Turbo steel wheel correct colors?

    Those came out really nicely.
  9. wkohler

    Turbo seats

    The perforations are different. Smaller and more prolific.
  10. wkohler

    Turbo seats

    E21 Recaros came with cloth bolsters and centers and in an all vinyl configuration. Centers on the all-vinyl sears were perforated. My parents had a 1980 320is that came with the perforated vinyl.
  11. wkohler

    WTB 2 Gauge Pod for 74 2002 Turbo

    Neat. A local Turbo.
  12. wkohler

    My Turbo and Exhaust manifold

    Well I certainly seem to be missing that.
  13. wkohler

    My Turbo and Exhaust manifold

    Is that suggesting that a misalignment or perhaps the divider in the exhaust housing not smoothly matching up to the divider in the manifold is causing the center part to get much hotter than it should? From the manifold side of the flange, that certainly seems to be the case. Looking at what I have, it could stand to reason that I could remove what is left of that divider and maybe the exhaust housing would be salvageable. It has been completely breached in its entirety but the rest of the housing looks to be fine. There is still some damage to the exhaust turbine on the inside vanes (melting) but perhaps this turbo could be salvaged? Another thing I was considering is perhaps adding a bracket to help support the turbo from underneath, say to the motor mount arm so it is not wholly supported by the manifold. I can’t imagine that helps matters looking at where the worst of the cracks are.
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    My Turbo and Exhaust manifold

    The car has been sitting unused since 1985. It shows 88k KMs on the odometer. I bought it earlier this year and it wasn’t from the person that last drove it. Naturally the details surrounding why it was parked differed from what I discovered. I don’t know any details about the tuning.